Chicago Bulls at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 3/11/2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 3 point favorites.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 22-43. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.2 as they are averaging 103.0 points per game while giving up 109.2 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 20-46. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per contest and giving up 108.3, which is a point differential of -5.0.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 33-30-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 34-31-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-31-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-36-1 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/10/18 F Paul Zipser Foot is doubtful Sunday vs Atlanta
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/09/18 G Malcolm Delaney Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Chicago
Zach Lavine averages 16.7 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Lauri Markkanen comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%.
Dennis Schroder averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Kent Bazemore averages 13 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 109.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. Chicago averages 103 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.18 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 108.3 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16 per game this season. Atlanta is 22nd in the league with 103.3 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.94. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Hawks are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.7.
The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 10th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Chicago is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Atlanta is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Hawks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 7th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta -3
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